How to get the files off of a hard drive

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sunburstz Posts 1 Registration date Tuesday September 21, 2010 Status Member Last seen September 21, 2010 - Sep 21, 2010 at 12:43 PM
AngieSmith Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday April 16, 2014 Status Member Last seen May 1, 2014 - May 1, 2014 at 07:24 AM
Hello,

My old laptop died, so I bought a 'USB 2.0 to Sata IDE' cable because a techie at Best Buy said that that would be the easiest (and cheapest) way to go about recovering the files from off of it. The computer I have it connected to recognizes that there is new hardware connected to it, but the second hard drive does not appear in 'my computer'. It does however show up in disk management and says that it is offline.

Does anyone know what I need to do in order to get access to the files on it?



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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Sep 22, 2010 at 06:44 AM
Hello,

Try this 1.

Click on Start --> In search box, type diskmgmt.msc and press "Enter".

"Disk Management" window will be opened.

Now right-click on the "Offline" tag and select "Online".

Good Luck.
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bennix Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday September 22, 2010 Status Member Last seen September 22, 2010
Sep 22, 2010 at 09:27 PM
so your problem here is the external drive which doesn't appear in my computer right?
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Sep 27, 2010 at 07:31 PM
Dear Sir,

Please have it connected instead of the cd rom drive.

Thanks in advance.
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AngieSmith Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday April 16, 2014 Status Member Last seen May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014 at 07:24 AM
I have no idea about it. But i would suggest you to take online backup in future as it is more reliable and there is no worry about data destruction as you have already faced. There are many online storage service such as Google drive, Open Drive, Dropbox etc. I personally use open drive, it is affordable as well as reliable service. Hope my advice will help you in future.
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